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Chicago Bears

James Anderson

James Anderson - #50 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 235 lbs.
Birthday 09/26/1983
Birthplace Roanoke Rapids, NC
College Virginia Tech
Years played 8
Drafted 2006, 3rd round, 24th pick by Panthers

Tice no longer candidate for Raiders' head-coaching job

Posted Jan. 24, 2012 @ 11:14 a.m. ET
Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice will not interview for the Raiders' head-coaching job, the Bears' website reported.

Bears say GM position has not been offered

Posted Jan. 23, 2012 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
Chiefs director of college scouting Phil Emery and Patriots' director of pro personnel Jason Licht are scheduled to meet with the Bears again this week.

Former NFL WR Hurd changes lawyers

Posted Jan. 23, 2012 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
Former NFL WR Sam Hurd has hired new attorneys to defend him against accusations that he tried to establish a drug-dealing network.

Newton, Peppers added to NFC Pro Bowl roster

Posted Jan. 23, 2012 @ 12:39 p.m. ET
Panthers QB Cam Newton and Bears DE Julius Peppers were named to the NFC Pro Bowl roster Monday.

Rivers, Birk, Tillman are finalists for Walter Payton Award

Posted Jan. 22, 2012 @ 5:19 p.m. ET
Chargers QB Philip Rivers, Ravens C Matt Birk and Bears CB Charles Tillman are the finalists for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.

Doubts remain about Bears OLT Webb

Posted Jan. 21, 2012 @ 8:17 a.m. ET
Deciding whether a change at left tackle is necessary will be one of the important tasks facing the Bears' next general manager.

Bears interview Ruskell for GM position

Posted Jan. 19, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
Tim Ruskell, the Bears' director of player personnel, had his chance to meet with team president and CEO Ted Phillips about the position Thursday.

Bears interview Giants' Ross for GM

Posted Jan. 18, 2012 @ 6:05 p.m. ET
The Bears continued their general-manager search Wednesday, bringing in Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross for an interview.

Hurd to present vigorous defense against drug charges

Posted Jan. 18, 2012 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
Former Bears WR Sam Hurd's attorney promised a "vigorous defense" against charges that his client tried to set up a drug-dealing network.

Chargers' Raye interviews for Bears' GM job

Posted Jan. 17, 2012 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
The Bears continue to make progress in the interview process for their general-manager job.

The First Fifteen: Conference championship edition

Posted Jan. 17, 2012 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm looks ahead to the AFC and NFC championship games and considers the fallout for the losers in the divisional playoff round.

Bears sign Toub to extension

Posted Jan. 17, 2012 @ 2:26 p.m. ET
The Bears have all three of their coordinator positions filled for next season with the announcement that special-teams coordinator Dave Toub has signed a two-year extension.

Vikings denied opportunity to interview Bears coach

Posted Jan. 17, 2012 @ 11:23 a.m. ET
The Vikings are in the market for a new defensive coordinator, but that role won't be filled by Bears defensive backs coach Jon Hoke.

Bears interview Patriots' Licht for GM

Posted Jan. 16, 2012 @ 6:06 p.m. ET
Patriots director of pro personnel Jason Licht interviewed for the Bears' general manager job Monday.

Martz retires from coaching

Posted Jan. 16, 2012 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
Mike Martz, who spent the last two seasons as the Bears' offensive coordinator, is retiring from coaching.


Posted March 24, 2013
The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with Anderson, the latest move in a major overhaul at the position.||||||| The deal announced Sunday comes two days after they signed D.J. Williams from Denver to replace Brian Urlacher. Anderson was released earlier this month. He figures to take over at strong side for Nick Roach, who signed with Oakland. The only returning starting linebacker for Chicago is perennial Pro Bowler Lance Briggs on the weak side.
Posted March 12, 2013
The agent for Anderson says his client has been informed that he's been released by the team.||||||| Anderson had three years left on a five-year, $22 million contract. The move represents only minimal salary cap savings for Carolina because they have to account for the remaining prorated portion of the $7 million signing bonus he received in 2011. Anderson has spent all six NFL seasons with the Panthers, starting 43 games over the past three years at strong side linebacker. He started 12 games last year and had 73 tackles but no sacks or interceptions.
Posted Dec. 02, 2012
Anderson left Sunday's game against Kansas City with an eye injury||||||| It was unclear when Anderson was hurt.
Posted Nov. 10, 2011
Anderson, the team's starting strongside linebacker and leading tackler, is active after rolling his ankle two days ago.||||||| Anderson seems like a safe play in IDP leagues.